Verizon

  • Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Novatel V740 Rev A ExpressCard Brings The Speed (For A Price)

    Due out of the end of March is the Novatel V740 Revision A ExpressCard for Verizon. Aside from having an extremely long product name, this card will give you some fantastic speeds whether you use OS X or Windows. However, this card isn’t as cheap as we’d like it to be. You can nab it online for $110 with a 2-year contract from 3Gstore.com and word on the street is that Verizon may be… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Verizon Bills Vonage $58 Million for Infringement

    Patent Monkey: Verizon Bills Vonage $58 Million for Infringement

    Bubbly, nationally advertised Vonage may lose the right to offer VOIP services at the hand of Verizon. On Friday, Verizon won its patent infringement case against upstart Vonage by being awarded a 5.5% royalty for use of patented technologies with $58 million in past damages due. Specifically, Verizon holds a series of patents, including US 6430275 covering a means for tracking customer accounts… Read More

  • Verizon And Sprint: Making Our Lives Better Part Deux

    In a less than surprising move, Verizon and Sprint are following AT&T’s lead and announced plans to allow customers to control their DVRs via mobile phone. Launching next week, Verizon customers will be able to program their TiVo sets for a monthly charge of $1.99 a month, which will work on more than a dozen models. Keep in mind TiVo customers can already program shows they want to… Read More

  • Verizon Sales Rep Dishes on Contracts

    Verizon Sales Rep Dishes on Contracts

    Consumerist is running an interview with a former Verizon rep who is spilling the beans on that company’s customer retention policies and confusing everyone in the process. Essentially, he’s describing the metrics Verizon uses to reward their sales force and punish the foolish customer. His best advice? Don’t get the 2-year contract and, if you play your cards right, every phone… Read More

  • Verizon Increases Text Messaging Allocations in Messaging Packages; No, Really!

    Your Verizon txt-msging plan just got the upgrade, free of charge. Reversing the trend of trying to bilk subscribers via texting fees, VZN today has announced that it is increasing the alloted messages in its messaging packages, in one case even doubling the number of messages that can be sent or received. You’d expect there to be a catch, like losing the ability to message other Verizon… Read More

  • Who Will Buy Alltel?

    Will Verizon really gobble up Alltel and become the nation’s largest mobile phone provider? The Wall Street Journal reported a possible merger two years ago, but that obviously never happened. We know T-Mobile and Cingular run on the GSM network so that rules them out and Sprint is busy fussing with the integration of Nextel’s network. That leaves Verizon as the only viable candidate… Read More

  • Confirmed: V-Cast Mobile Video Pricing and Launch

    Confirmed: V-Cast Mobile Video Pricing and Launch

    Laptop just confirmed that Verizon is launching V-Cast video tomorrow. The service will cost $15 a month or $25 a month for video and mobile web. There will only be a few markets at launch including Albuquerque and Salt Lake City, but expect UHF bands to clear up in other cities soon. This is mostly exciting for Verizon customers who like video on the mobile, which is something we are sorely… Read More

  • "Can You Hear Me Now?"

    Verizon is looking to topple Cingular as the nation’s largest carrier and Alltel is standing in their way. So what does a big bully do in this situation? They buy ‘em out. Word on the street is that Verizon is putting in a bid to swoop up Alltel and beat out Cingular/AT&T by about 10 million users. If the FCC gives them the thumbs up we’ll have to hear that annoying… Read More

  • V Cast Mobile TV Gets Official

    Less than a week ago I filled you on the upcoming launch of the Samsung u620 which will be the first to sport Verizon’s V Cast Mobile TV. Now the official launch of both the phone and service has been sparse, but a quick tinker on the testman page has revealed a firm date. March 1 will be the official launch date, but a listing of cities is no where to be found. Plug in your zip and see if… Read More

  • Samsung u620 Sees Light Of Day

    Verizon’s Testman webpage has given us a glimpse of the forthcoming Samsung SCH-u620. Verizon’s Mobile TV will finally be set free, and the u620 will be the first device to showcase it. All other features are pretty ho-hum, nothing to get excited about. But it will have V Cast Music, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot and EVDO. Pricing is set at $149.99 with a two year… Read More

 
  • Verizon's New Samsung Bends, Twirls, Rocks

    The Samsung SCH-u740 is now available from Verizon Wireless. It’s a great phone for those of you who can’t decide between small flip form factors and QWERTY-txting convenience, as it flips and transforms. In addition, it’s V-Cast capable, with external music controls. What’s really great is that this full-featured phone is only $149 (with 2-years in bondage), a great price… Read More

  • Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Shame on you Verizon. First you run out on your wife, then get into a bitter battle over alimony. Now the telecom giant is going to jail for failure to appear in court. Some guy named “Poodleman” was hosed by Verizon when they double-billed him, messed up his credit and didn’t do anything to fix it. Verizon was sued, Poodleman won and he was supposed to be paid. Well Verizon took… Read More

  • Verizon Ready for Battle

    Verizon Ready for Battle

    Michael McKeehan, Verizon director of Internet and technology, declared today at FTTH that Verizon’s FiOS is ready for whatever bandwidths its competitors ramp up to. “If they offer 6Mbps, we go a bit better. We don’t see the need to ramp up the speeds just yet,” said McKeehan. The problem that I see, is an availability that comparatively is more limited than other… Read More

  • LG And Moto Barf Up V-Day Phones

    It definitely is that time of the year…again. LG and Motorola have both decided to update the Chocolate and KRZR for V-Day. The LG Strawberry Chocolate and Motorola KRZR Fire will hit Verizon shelves February 4th. Nothing new under the hood except these delightful yet barf inducing colors. V-Day Surprise From Verizon [New Launches] Read More

  • Verizon Rolls Out Rev. A EV-DO

    for its various services, Verizon today announced the launch of its EV-DO Revision A network. To start, the Rev. A network will work in-and-around Boston, Richmond, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and throughout Florida. The upgrade will allow subscribers of Verizon’s wireless data plans to download at speeds of 400 – 800kbps. Quite nice. To usher in the launch, Verizon also announced the… Read More

  • Verizon Unifies Wireless, Landline, DSL Billing

    . Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for Verizon local and long-distance will receive unlimited calling between their phones and other on-network customers, from their mobiles or home phones. This is an incentive for Verizon users to unify their communications packages into what VZN is calling Freedom ONE-BILL (their caps, not ours). In addition to landline and mobile calling, the packages… Read More

  • BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    They’ve done it again! Our peeps over at Boy Genius Report got their paws on on a spankin’ new Verizon MAXX Ve from Motorola. Equipped with an auto-focusing 2MP camera and MP3 playback, the MAXX looked like a promising phone until I scrolled down and saw this… Read More

  • Verizon Ditching V-Cast for PlaysForSure for Musicphones?

    . According to the manual, the new high-end RAZR utilizes Windows Media 11 and PlaysForSure, meaning your Yahoo! music subscription will work with the phone. The idea of carriers opening up their hardware to music from other services isn’t new, Cingular started the trend way back when with its super-sleek, sexy, slender, desirable ROKR, an iTunes-compatible musicphone. The thing was a STNKR… Read More

  • Verizon G'zOne Gets Reviewed (Verdict: Toasty!)

    Verizon G'zOne Gets Reviewed (Verdict: Toasty!)

    If you haven’t heard much about Verizon’s oddly named G’zOne phone, then you rugged outdoorsmen are missing out big time. Made to be compliant with military standards and general ass-kickings, the G’zOne is supposed to be able to take a lot of punishment without failing on the user. Some dude named Andy got his hands on one and really put it to the test. The phone was… Read More

  • Verizon Turned Down iPhone Deal, Now Cries, Cries, Cries

    Verizon Turned Down iPhone Deal, Now Cries, Cries, Cries

    Let’s take a look at this first paragraph. Ahem… Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the exclusive distributor of the iPhone almost two years ago, balking at Apple’s rich financial terms and other demands. Let’s read that again… Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the exclusive… Read More